How to Make a Bird Feeder Out of a Wine Bottle

How to Make a Bird Feeder Out of a Wine Bottle
The sight of a hummingbird always seems to bring a smile to people's faces. If they are a favorite of yours too, and you would like to attract more of them, a hummingbird feeder is a good way to do it. You can create your own feeder from a used wine bottle with very little expense and just a few minutes of time, and this feeder will probably be better built and longer lasting than the cheaper plastic versions available at stores.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Wine bottle, red in color if possible
  • Copper wire, six or eight gauge
  • All-in-one stopper/feeding tube/red tip assembly
  • Sugar
Step 1
Wrap the copper wire around the neck of the bottle several times, and continue wrapping the wire until you reach the base, so that you have made a spiral wire cage around the entire bottle.
Step 2
Take the last 3 feet of wire and form it into a hanger for the bottle.
Step 3
Add one part sugar to four parts boiling water, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Boil for an additional two minutes. Allow it to cool and then fill the wine bottle.
Step 4
Insert the all-in-one bottle stopper (available at a bird supply store) into the mouth of the bottle, turn upside down, hang from a tree or other location in your yard, and enjoy the hummingbirds.

Article Written By Anthony Smith

Anthony Smith began writing for Demand Studios in May of 2009 and has since written over 1400 articles for them. He also writes for "The College Baseball Newsletter." He attended the University of New Mexico, and has more than 25 years of experience in the business world.

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